Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

70th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

This is the 70th offering of the University of Minnesota Geotechnical Engineering Conference.

Call for Case History Papers

Papers are invited for presentation at the 70th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held on Friday, February 18, 2022, at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN). Case histories documenting the geotechnical performance of foundations, embankments, roadway subgrades, or other infrastructure elements are welcome. The conference typically attracts about 250 engineering professionals who convene to hear expert practitioners and researchers discuss significant projects and current theories.

All papers accepted should follow the format necessary for publication in the proceedings available at the conference. Authors are expected to provide a digital copy of their paper, with a signed copyright release, by December 31, 2021. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes, with five minutes for discussion.

***Submission Deadlines***

Abstracts Due September 24, 2021

Notification of Acceptance October 29, 2021

Digital Copies Due December 31, 2021

The presenting author of each accepted paper will be given complimentary registration.

Abstract (< 200 words), with complete contact information, should be submitted electronically to

The University of Minnesota 70th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference is sponsored by Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, Minnesota Geotechnical Society, and Geo-Institute of ASCE

Conference Details


Friday, February 18, 2022

UMN Continuing Education Center

Sponsored by:

Department of Civil, Environmental, Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

Minnesota Geotechnical Society - A Geo-Institute Chapter

Geo-Institute of ASCE


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Short Courses - Topics TBD

Friday, February 18, 2022

Conference, Presentations TBD


Planning Committee

(Names are linked to the committee member's email address where available.)

Chris Behling, US Army Corps of Engineers

Joe Bentler, American Engineering Testing

Ryan Berg, Ryan R. Berg & Associates

Aaron Budge, MN State University, Mankato

Liang Chern Chow, American Engineering Testing, Inc.

Ivan Contreras, Barr Engineering Co.

Ron Farmer, Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.

Bryan Field, Braun Intertec

Steve Gale, Gale-Tec Engineering

Mike Haggerty, Barr Engineering Co.

Megan Hoppe, American Engineering Testing

Nate Iverson, Veit

Joe Labuz, University of Minnesota

Rich Lamb, MnDOT

Brett Larsen, Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.

Dan Mahrt, Braun Intertec

Steve Olson, HDR Engineering Inc.

Ryan Petersen, Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Greg Reuter, American Engineering Testing

Dave Saftner, UMN, Duluth

Brian Sanchez, Atlas Foundation

Joel Swenson, Barr Engineering

Brent Theroux, Barr Engineering

Joe Westphal, Braun Intertec


The early registration fee for the conference is coming soon!

Professional Development Hours

Participants can earn 6.0 PDH for full-day attendance.

For Further Information

Contact us via email at


Registration will be available soon!

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